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academic paper Archive

  • Proposed definition on ‘Ocean grabbing’ in Marine Policy


    The term “ocean grabbing” now has an official academic reference and a proposed definition. Bennett et al (2015) have just published an article in the journal ‘Marine Policy’ the intent of which is to stimulate rigorous discussion and promote systematic inquiry into the phenomenon of ocean grabbing. The full paper […]

  • Identity, Politics, and the Beach: Environmental Activism in Surfers Against Sewage


    – Surfing as Commoning –  An academic paper by, Belinda Wheaton, Chelsea School, University of Brighton, UK in Leisure Studies, Vol. 26, No. 3, 279–302, July 2007 ABSTRACT – Academic accounts of leisure activities like surfing tend to emphasise their individualistic, hedonistic and commercialised qualities, seeing this as characteristic of leisure consumption […]

  • Financialization, sustainability and the right to the island: A critique of acronym models of island development


    By Eric Clark, in Journal of Marine and Island Cultures, Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2013, Pages 128–136. The paper is open access and can be found here. Abstract The penetration of financialization into the biocultural geographies of islands builds upon processes of commodification and privatization of environments, entailing enclosures of resource […]